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2013-10-01 16:21:35

CHARLOTTE, N.C., EULESS, Texas, FORT WORTH, Texas, and WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA ("AFA"), the Allied Pilots Association ("APA"), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants ("APFA"), the Communications Workers of America ("CWA"), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters ("IBT"), the Transport Workers Union ("TWU") and the US Airline Pilots Association ("USAPA"), unions representing 70,000 American Airlines, American Eagle...

2012-01-17 09:00:00

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Transport Workers Union Local 252 in Nassau County, Long Island overwhelmingly ratified on January 9th a five-year contract with Veolia Transportation for the nation's largest contracted transit system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111214/LA22830LOGO) TWU members voted 450 to 68 to approve the contract. TWU Local 252 represents about 800 employees working at Nassau Inter-County Express, or NICE,...

2011-09-19 10:57:00

Nationwide Rallies Highlight Don't X Out Public Transit Day Media Conference Call Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EDT WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week Congress passed a six-month extension of the surface transportation authorization bill, which will authorize public transportation funding at current levels until March 2012. While the temporary extension is important, public transit advocates are concerned about the short and long-term outlook for...

2011-03-30 11:24:00

SEATTLE, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and the Transport Workers Union today jointly announced tentative agreement on a new four-year contract for the carrier's 36 dispatchers. The proposed contract includes wage increases and provisions to improve quality of life issues, among other changes. Union members will now review the proposed contract and conduct a ratification vote, with results expected in late April. "Transport Workers Union Local 542 is pleased to have...

2011-02-07 14:12:00

Safety of the American Traveling Public and Crewmembers Must be Maintained, Unions Say WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division and Transport Workers Union (TWU) commended PBS "Frontline" on its investigative report into airline maintenance. The two unions also stated that much remains to be addressed to ensure the safety of the traveling public. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110207/DC43579LOGO)...

2010-09-15 09:30:00

DALLAS, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The decision to bring the Boeing 737-800 into the Southwest Airlines fleet moved one step closer today as the Executive Board of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, representing more than 9,700 Southwest Flight Attendants unanimously approved a tentative agreement reached with the Company. The tentative agreement will now be presented to members of TWU Local 556 for a ratification vote. "Southwest has been evaluating the opportunity to...

2010-07-27 09:53:00

Unions Agree to Coordinate Aggressive Lobbying Program on Legislative Priorities Including Tightening Aircraft Maintenance Standards, Increased Pilot Training, Protecting Workers During Airline Bankruptcies WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three transportation organizations announced today the creation of a large aviation labor alliance to combine and coordinate lobbying efforts on airline safety and security. The American Aviation Labor Alliance (AALA) is a formal...

2009-11-04 12:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While other issues remain unsettled, the key issue is pensions and how worker pensions will be funded. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has under-funded member's pensions for more than 20 years. SEPTA's board is demanding that TWU members pay for a greater share of their pension to make up for their mismanagement of the plan. Meanwhile SEPTA is increasing pension benefits for managers who make lower contributions...

2009-06-04 12:35:00

For the First Time Program Includes 'Just Culture' Provisions to Enhance Analysis of Root Causes of Events and Possible Mishaps Rather than Only Reported Incidents FORT WORTH, Texas, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, in conjunction with the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), today announced the renewal by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), of the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) for American's mechanics. American and TWU have had a program in place for...

2008-11-03 09:00:23

The members of the Transportation Workers Union of America have ratified a long-term labor agreement with Frontier Airlines. The agreement was negotiated to extend certain earlier agreed upon wage and benefit concessions. Sean Menke, president and CEO of Frontier Airliens, said: "I am gratified that the Transportation Workers Union of America (TWU) membership continues to demonstrate, with this vote, their willingness to work hand in hand with Frontier's management to move our airline to...